Kayne has been selected to compete in the School sport Australian 10-12 years track and field championships as part of the Queensland school Sports team.
Kayne will be competing in the 10 year old long jump multiclass devision, multiclass means he has a disability. Before Kayne was born he had a stroke in utero, leaving him with mild cerebral palsy and a right side hemiplegia, even though one side of his body isn’t as strong and doesn’t work the same as the other, it has never stopped him from trying his best and giving things a go.
Kayne loves his sport and puts his hand up to try anything he can, he currently plays rugby league for central tigers and participates in all school sport activities. He was lucky enough to be chosen to represent the Northern team for 100m Sprint, 200m sprint and long jump where he traveled to Brisbane to compete, narrowly missing out on a place for the 100m and 200m sprints, but getting a second place medallion for long jump, securing him a place on the Queensland team for the championships. As you could imagine this is more than he could ever have dreamed of and will help cement a path for his future.
The championships will be held in Darwin from Wednesday the 18th of September through to Monday the 23rd and he must also travel to Brisbane on Monday the 16th of September for team training, photos and other formalities to be held over a two day period.
The registration fees are approximately $500 (final price is yet to be disclosed) uniforms are $200.45 And flights to Brisbane and Darwin on such short notice unfortunately do not come cheap, and then we still need accommodation, obviously Kayne can’t travel alone so all those travel costs are then doubled.
This is is an opportunity too good to be true, to show that all those years of therapy have paid off, we worked so hard over the years to ensure he had the best chance at being a “normal” little boy and being able to do all the things little boys should, a few things we haven’t mastered such as swimming or riding a bike but to be given the opportunity to represent QLD for athletics trumps a Sunday afternoon bike ride hands down.
We thank you for taking the time to read Kaynes story and know that we appreciate every little bit we can get. No amount is to small. My grandad taught me 10c grows.
Lets see Kayne go all the way and hopefully bring home an Australian Title